Always great to be back in Scotland. Thoroughly enjoyed facilitating our first event for the College Development Network. Representatives from colleges across Scotland engaged fully in the discussions focused on 'giving and receiving feedback' - thank you to all involved.
Part of our design thoughts today had us exploring our past experiences in education. So, if you could say 'thank you' to one teacher from your school years, who would it be and why?
The time for reflection is a key concept in any of our events. Yet finding time for personal reflection in order to reconnect and progress can be difficult. The word 'holiday' is almost alien to us - certainly in the last 4 years. However, last week we decided to take a few days and 'disconnect' from the world of technology. For the first time we activated a 'bounce-back' email notifying people that we wouldn't be online until this week. The effect of this was surprising - it prevented that 'guilty' feeling that we should reply immediately to any correspondence and created the space we needed to reflect and connect.
Find time and space to relax, reflect, reconnect. It is worth it.